Executive Order

Executive Order  No. 155: Establishing the Governor's commission to simplify rules and regulations

Date: 03/27/1979
Issuer: Edward J. King
Mass Register: No. 152

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WHEREAS, the proliferation of rules and regulations by various governmental units has created an impediment to the economic development of the Commonwealth; and, whereas, there is a need for the review and recommendations of said rules and regulations to the end that the health, safety and environment of the Commonwealth can be protected while, at the same time, permitting orderly economic growth.

NOW, THEREFORE, there is hereby established the Governor's Commission to Simplify Rules and Regulations as follows:

1. The Commission will consist in part of the Governor's Cabinet Coordinating Committee for Economic Growth and Investment (Joseph Fitzpatrick, and Secretaries Hanley, Bewick, Locke, Kariotis, Matthews).

2. In addition, the Commission will consist of six (6) representatives of the private sector representing commercial development, residential development, commercial banking, life insurance, real estate and lending, and manufacturing and retailing.

3. The following named individuals will be the initial representatives of the private sector:

Commercial Developer
Edwin N. Sidman
The Beacon Companies

Residential Developer
Thomas J. Flatley
The Flatley Company

Commercial Banker
William S. Edgerly
State Street Bank

Life Insurance, Real Estate, Lending
William E. Leary
John Hancock

Edward A. Schwartz
Digital Equipment Co.

Weston P. Figgins

4. The Commission will review all rules, regulations, and permit requirements of the Commonwealth, which in the Commissions' view have any impact on economic development. The Commission will make recommendations for simplifying said rules, regulations, and permits and eliminating duplication, ambiguities and inconsistencies.

5. The Commission will make a written report to the Governor concerning its recommendations.

6. The Commission will serve at the pleasure of the Governor, and will continue in existence until its recommendations have been implemented, or until abolished or restructured by further executive order.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this twenty-seventh day of March, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine and of the independence of the United States of America, two hundred and three.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Secretary of the Commonwealth

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